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WHS-Avery Rescheduled

Watauga High Athletic Director Tom Wright has announced that the Watauga-Avery basketball games postponed on Thursday will be made up on Monday, December 9 in Newland, N.C.

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Embezzlement Charged in $95K Theft

Last Friday, Boone Police received a report of an embezzlement and larceny from Pet Supply Plus on Highway 105 in Boone.  Monday, Kimberly May Osborne, 40, listing a Kenneth B. Brown Road, Boone address, was arrested and charged with three counts of Felonious Embezzlement and Full Story

Drug Charges Filed in Avery Traffic Stop

Charges have come from a pursuit from October 31st in Avery County.  In that, officers with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office made a traffic stop of a pickup truck on Squirrel Creek Rd, the truck occupied by three persons, but as the vehicle stopped, all three occupants fled the vehicle. Full Story

LInnville, Raichle Named All-State

Logan Raichle and Cam Linnville of the Watauga High boy's soccer team were named to the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association Class 4A All-State Team on Monday. It's the first time the Pioneers have had two players or more named to the all-state team since 1999, Full Story

Charges Mount After Car Break-In

Last Tuesday, November 12th, Boone Police responded to a reported breaking and entering to a motor vehicle at 1934 Blowing Rock Road.  A witness observed the suspect break into a vehicle behind Chili’s and then leave the area and travel to the parking lot of Wal-mart where officer located the suspect. Full Story

Woman Dies in Friday Fire in Wilkes

Wilkes authorities say a 77-year-old woman died in a house fire Friday morning at a home off Handy-Walker Street in the Fairplains community. Betty Davis Brown apparently died from smoke inhalation, according to Wilkes Fire Investigator Niki Hamby of the Wilkes Sheriff’s Department. Full Story

Suspect Arrested After Chase in Stolen Car

Sunday, Boone Police were involved in a chase with a suspect in a stolen vehicle, and have charged a Sugar Grove man. Police received the stolen vehicle report from 170 Whitener Drive.  Shortly after receiving the report, a patrol officer observed the vehicle traveling east on King Street near Poplar Grove Connector. Full Story

Cox Wins Fifth Frosh Of Week Award

The Southern Conference named its football players of the week Monday for all games played Saturday, Nov. 16.

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North Wilkesboro Landmark Burns

Fire destroyed a North Wilkesboro landmark, one still in use last night when the fire broke out.  It was a typical Saturday night at the North Wilkesboro bowling alley and skating rink—until fire was spotted near the rear of the 60-year old building. The 15 to 20 people inside the 324 Elkin Highway Full Story

Peacock Breaks Receptions Record, ASU Wins

Andrew Peacock (Durham, N.C./Northern Durham) became Appalachian State University’s all-time leader in receptions and Appalachian State put together a dominant second-half performance in a 33-21 win over No. 24 Wofford on Saturday afternoon at Gibbs Stadium. Full Story

Public Works Head Charged in Blue Light Stop

After a week’s investigation, and thanks to a Crimestoppers tip, Boone Public Works Director Blake Brown was charged Friday with a misdemeanor in connection with use of a blue light to pull a woman over.  The incident occurred Thursday a week ago on Deerfield Road, a woman telling Full Story

Beech Mountain Officer Arrested, Resigns

A Beech Mountain Police officer has resigned and been arrested after an investigation by the Avery County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Kevin Frye said his department received a complaint concerning the possible illegal activity on the part of Beech Mountain Police Officer Josh Hernandez, Full Story

Pirates Vicitmize WHS Again....

Only this time around, the game was much more competitive. The Watauga High football team, which was simply embarrassed last season by Porter Ridge, gave the Pirates all they could handle Friday night in the opening round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 4A state playoffs at Jack Groce

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Impromptu Drive-Through

The lunch crowd at Troy's Diner had a bit of a scare when a car crashed into the building.  The silver Cadillac backed into both the side of a parked car and the left end window during the noon hour Friday.  Watauga Medics were called as a precaution, but no one was injured, and Boone Full Story

Mike McCormack Dies At Age 83

Mike McCormack, who played an instrumental role in the expansion process for the Carolina Panthers and later became the team's first president, died early

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LETTER: MusicFest 'n Sugar Grove Will Continue

On Nov. 15, received the following letter from Willard C. Watson, III, and Ashley Wilson, concerning the Doc & Rosa Lee Watson Musicfest 'n Sugar Grove. Full Story

Peacock's Replacement; Must Have...

The leadership statement and job description for the position of chancellor at Appalachian State University has been released by the chancellor search committee.  
The document reflects input received from forums held across campus as to the traits and Full Story

Drug Deal, Armed Robbery Yields Arrest

Nobody won in a drug deal that started in Wilkes and ended in Alexander County with an armed robbery count—and the robbery victim charged, as well. The incident occurred on the lot of a fast food restaurant on Winkler Street in the predawn hours Wednesday, a group from Hickory and Full Story

GE Jets Create Buzz in Asheville, Ashe County

There was excitement in Asheville yesterday—and anticipation in Ashe County—as GE Aviation, broke ground at the site of its new advanced composites factory near Asheville. GE’s plans include expansion of their facilities in West Jefferson, as well, and new jobs at both plants over the next few years. Full Story

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